Brouwer, Ton

Ton Brouwer (born Arnhem, 5 February 1961 ) is a former Dutch swimmer. He swam as the PSV swimmer on 4 August 1979 as the fastest man across the Dover Channel to Calais in the record time of 8 hours and 44 minutes.

In 1978 he was third in the World Long-Distance Swimming Championships at Lake Windermere and won a silver medal at the World Long-Distance Swimming Championships in 1982 . At the first official FINA Open Water Swimming World Championships in 1986 he won a bronze medal in the English Lake Windermere at the distance of 25 kilometers. In 1980 he won the Open Championships of the Adriatic Sea in Yugoslavia in record time. He also gained second place at the Lord Byron Cup in Venice (1981) and was the winner of the international long distance competition Bacoli-Naples (1981). In the Netherlands he won twice the 3-locks swimming marathon in Anna Paulowna and twice in record time the Flanders swimming marathon in Sluis. Was 1974 Dutch Champion 400 meters freestyle and 1976 2nd on this same part at the Dutch winter championships.

From 1994 to 2001 Ton Brouwer was national coach of the Dutch Openwater Swimming Team. He is currently working as a physiotherapist .

Swims by Brouwer, Ton

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